Barely two weeks after a new Commissioner of Police was posted to Akwa Ibom State, another Commissioner has again been sent to the state to replace the two-weeks old one.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Commissioner (PPRO), DSP Odiko Macdon, on Tuesday, November 27, informs that the new Commissioner, CP Imohimi Oluwole Edgal, “takes over from his predecessor, CP. Kenneth Ebrimson as the 29th Commissioner of Police deployed to the State”.
“The new Police Chief holds a Master Degree in Public and International Affairs from the prestigious University of Lagos, a Bachelor’s of Arts in History from University of Jos, and a Diploma in Police Science”.
He was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force as a cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police in 1st February, 1986 and has served the Force in the following capacities:
Area Commander, Lion Building Area ‘A’, Lagos Police Command; Assistant Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations (DOPS), Lagos State Command; Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations (DOPS), Lagos State Command; Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command; Commissioner of Police, Maritime, Force Headquarters Annex; Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Police Command, where he served before being deployed to Akwa Ibom.
“The Commissioner of Police, whose legacies precedes him as a community Policing advocate, is reputed for mobilizing a joint security operation which to a large extent tackled the menace of the deadly Badoo Cult group known for killing several persons in Ikorodu and Ogijo areas of Lagos State and Ogun States”, the release states.
Describing Edgal as a reputable Administrative and an operational fellow, the release notes that the 29th Commissioner has “promised to entrench visibility and community-based policing in line with international best practices to bring crime to the lowest level in the State”, while calling on the people of Akwa Ibom to respect the law at all times and accord him the needed support to succeed.